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  • Salvador Perez scratched with head cold
    Salvador Perez (illness) was scratched from the Royals' lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Perez is out with a head cold. Drew Butera will take over behind the plate and bat eighth against Texas lefty Cole Hamels. Consider Perez day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:38 pm
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  • Mets and Brewers still discussing Lucroy
    According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Brewers are still having trade discussions with the Mets about Jonathan Lucroy.

    Advice: The Mets previously offered Travis d'Arnaud for Lucroy straight up but the Brewers understandably balked at that proposal. Perhaps the Mets have upped their offer. In addition to the Mets, Lucroy has drawn interest from the Astros, Indians, Red Sox and Rangers. Though talks between the Mets and Brewers remain ongoing, Rosenthal said a deal for Lucroy is not imminent. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:30 pm
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  • Rene Rivera drives in lone Mets run
    Rene Rivera went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: It was the only run the Mets mustered on the day, and Rivera had three of the club's 10 hits. Unfortunately, the catcher also made a costly blunder on defense in the top of the ninth inning, waiting for a bunted ball to go foul rather than just picking it up and taking the out. It didn't go foul, and the Rockies wound up taking the lead. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:29 pm
  • Lucroy getting scheduled day off on Thursday
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Jonathan Lucroy is getting a scheduled day of rest Thursday.

    Advice: The trade buzz began swirling when Milwaukee's lineup card for Thursday afternoon's game against the Diamondbacks showed Martin Maldonado at catcher instead of Lucroy, but there's nothing to see here. Yet. Lucroy is reportedly drawing interest from the Rangers, Indians, Astros, Mets, and Red Sox, and will almost certainly be dealt before the August 1 deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 am
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  • Lucroy not in Brewers' lineup; trade coming?
    Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Brewers' starting lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Rev up those trade rumor engines. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday night that talks involving Jonathan Lucroy had begun to intensify, and it sounds like he could be dealt at some point Thursday. There is believed to be interest from the Rangers, Indians, Astros, Mets, and Red Sox. Martin Maldonado will start at catcher for Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon versus Arizona. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:40 am
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  • Alfaro spouts off for four hits Wednesday
    Phillies C prospect Jorge Alfaro matched a season-high with four hits Wednesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

    Advice: He plated three runs as the Fightin Phils rolled to an easy 11-3 victory over visiting Binghamton. All of his hits were singles. Alfaro's big night came on the heels of a 3-for-20 slump that dropped his average from .297 to .287. Alfaro leads all Eastern League catchers in home runs (12) and RBI (53) this season. The 23-year-old was acquired from Texas last summer in the Cole Hamels trade. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:30 am
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  • Blue Jays sign Erik Kratz to minors deal
    Blue Jays signed C Erik Kratz to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Kratz was designated for assignment by the Pirates on July 19 and elected to become a free agent a few days alter. He was 6-for-56 (.107) in Pittsburgh and is no more than a depth signing for the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:05 am
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  • Kurt Suzuki plates two runs in loss to Braves
    Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Twins fell to the Braves in a slugfest on Wednesday night in Minnesota.

    Advice: Suzuki's two-run blast came off of Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz in the fourth inning, pulling the Twins to within four runs at 7-3. He's enjoying a nice bounce-back season behind the plate for the Twins, hitting .292/.328/.447 with six long balls and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • McCann clubs 15th homer in loss to Astros
    Brian McCann clubbed his 15th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: His fourth-inning blast off of Lance McCullers provided the Yankees' lone run in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .234/.335/.432 with 15 homers and 41 RBI on the season. He remains one of the best power options behind the plate in all of baseball. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:05 pm
  • Ellis steals first career base in loss to TAM
    A.J. Ellis went 1-for-3 with his first career stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Entering Wednesday's action, Ellis had attempted just four steals in 536 career games. None of those tries were successful, but the veteran backstop surprised the universe with steal No. 1 on Wednesday. The Dodgers -- cheeky crew that they are -- had the base removed for memory's sake. Even with his newfound speed, he remains a fantasy no-go due to his lack of playing time and lack of upside with the bat. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Stewart (knee) nearing rehab assignment
    Chris Stewart (knee) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

    Advice: According to Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk, Stewart's rehab assignment would likely boot up in the middle or later portion of the week after the calendar flips to August. The catcher ran the bases on Wednesday and is expected to ramp up baseball activities over the weekend. While Stewart has been plagued by knee and ankle woes during the summer months, the July MRI on his knee revealed wear and tear, as opposed to structural damage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:21 pm
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  • Lucroy trade talks are picking up steam
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that trade talks involving Jonathan Lucroy are "intensifying."

    Advice: Crasnick writes that "[m]omentum [is] building toward a trade by the deadline." He counts the Rangers, Indians, Astros, Mets and Red Sox as interested parties, but also notes that there is a "mystery team" in the mix. Worldwide Leader colleague Buster Olney reported on July 20 that the Indians were in talks with the Brewers regarding a potential Lucroy trade, but nothing came of it at the time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:13 pm
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  • McGuire contributes four hits in Tuesday's win
    Pirates C prospect Reese McGuire tallied four hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Altoona.

    Advice: It was McGuire's fifth career four-hit game and his first in almost two years. He singled three times and added a triple for good measure. The former first-round pick now has four multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. McGuire hasn't hit for much power this year—he's homered just once—but he's been a great contact hitter with only 24 strikeouts in 257 at-bats. Overall he's hitting .265 with 36 RBI and a .350 slugging percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 am
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  • Grandal rocks mammoth solo homer in win
    Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a long solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Grandal absolutely unloaded on a Chris Archer offering to lead off the seventh inning, hitting a moonshot solo home run to right. The tater was his 14th of the season. While that is a healthy home run total for a catcher, the 27-year-old backstop has struggled to do much else with the bat and is hitting just .211/.330/.430 over the course of 228 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:26 pm
  • Perez has four hits, homer in win over Royals
    Carlos Perez finished 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Royals.

    Advice: Every so often it seems that Perez will pull a huge game out of his hat, and Tuesday was another example. The backstop hit a solo homer off Royals starter Dillon Gee in the sixth inning, his fifth homer of the season, and he scored three of the Angels' 13 runs on the evening. The 25-year-old Perez is hitting just .221/.252/.357 despite these occasional flashes of brilliance. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:13 pm
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  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia goes 3-for-4 in win
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Tuesday in the Tigers' 9-8 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: He could have had another RBI in the ninth, except Justin Upton was picked off second base prior to his single. The start tonight was Salty's fourth in six days, as the Tigers seem to have grown impatient waiting for James McCann's bat to come around. Saltalamacchia is hitting just .206 himself, but since half of his hits have gone for extra bases and he's walked 30 times in 192 plate appearances, his OPS stands at .766. McCann's is .539. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Ramos hits 15th homer in loss to Indians
    Wilson Ramos went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Ramos hit the homer, a solo dong, in the sixth inning. It was his second in as many games and his 15th of the year. The 28-year-old backstop is finally having the breakout season many have been waiting years for, hitting a robust .339/.390/.546 with 54 RBI and 44 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 pm
  • Hanigan scratched Tuesday due to the flu
    Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Sandy Leon will start behind the plate against the Tigers. Hanigan is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:09 pm
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  • Kurt Suzuki (head) returns to lineup Tues.
    Kurt Suzuki (head) is back in the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Suzuki has been sidelined since taking a foul tip of his catcher's mask on Saturday. He was cleared of a concussion and is batting eighth in his return to action. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:57 pm
  • Realmuto not in Tuesday's lineup
    J.T. Realmuto is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

    Advice: He's presumably getting a routine day of rest. Jeff Mathis will start behind the plate and catch Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:45 pm
  • Pirates option C Diaz to Triple-A
    Pirates optioned C Elias Diaz to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Diaz was up with the big club while Eric Fryer was away on paternity leave. He went 0-for-4 with an RBI ground out in his lone start. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 am
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  • Pirates activate Fryer from paternity leave
    Pirates activated C Eric Fryer from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Fryer left the team after his wife gave birth to twins on Saturday. The Pirates optioned Elias Diaz to Triple-A Indianapolis to clear a spot on the active roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
  • A's option Matt McBride to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned C/1B Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Stephen Vogt's return. McBride is batting .231 (9-for-39) with three doubles and two RBI over 15 games with the A's this season. He should be back up again later this summer. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:55 am
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  • A's activate Vogt from family medical leave
    Athletics activated C/1B Stephen Vogt from the family medical leave list.

    Advice: Vogt has been away from the team since Saturday. The A's optioned Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville to clear a spot for his return. Daily Slant: Vogt will step into a great match-up in his first game back, taking on Nick Martinez in a very hitter friendly environment. The A's backstop owns a .349 wOBA, .193 ISO and 32.3 hard% against RHP on the road, while Martinez has allowed a .464 wOBA to LH bats in a limited sample size this season. Martinez is not a capable big league arm and he should struggle against a disciplined A's lineup, making them one of the stronger team stacks of the night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:51 am
  • Sandy Leon drives in a run Monday
    Sandy Leon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Leon's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth pulled the Red Sox to within two runs, but the Tigers then escaped the jam. He will undoubtedly go into a tailspin at the plate at some point, but Leon has somehow managed a .400/.442/.650 batting line through 80 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:21 pm
  • McCann not in Monday's lineup
    Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: McCann joins Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner on the bench against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and catch Michael Pineda. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:54 pm
  • Vogt to rejoin A's on Tuesday
    Stephen Vogt is expected to rejoin the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Vogt was placed on the family medical leave list on Saturday, but he's back with the team Monday and will officially be activated on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:05 pm
  • Rupp (head) returns to Phillies' lineup Mon.
    Cameron Rupp (head) has returned to the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Rupp was hit in the head by a pitch on Saturday, but he passed MLB's concussion protocol and has been cleared to return. He'll bat fifth and catch Jeremy Hellickson. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Wieters (foot) back in O's lineup on Monday
    Matt Wieters (foot) is back in the Orioles' starting lineup Monday night against the Rockies.

    Advice: Wieters missed nearly a full week of games after taking a pitch off his foot last Monday. The catcher is batting .128 (5-for-39) with a .319 OPS so far in July. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:54 pm
  • Russell Martin (knee) returns to Jays' lineup
    Russell Martin (knee) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Monday versus the Padres.

    Advice: He will start at catcher and bat sixth after missing the Blue Jays' entire weekend series against the Mariners because of a minor knee injury. Martin is slashing .228/.317/.338 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 81 games this season for Toronto. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:35 pm
  • Cubs not making Kyle Schwarber available
    Cubs president Theo Epstein is making it clear that rehabbing slugger Kyle Schwarber is not available for trade, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is known to covet Schwarber, but Sherman says Epstein and Co. would not even discuss the 23-year-old as part of a possible return for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. Maybe a bigger fish will swim along and change Theo's mind, but it sure appears Schwarber will open the 2017 season in a Cubs uniform. He is done for the 2016 season following a major left knee injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:57 am
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  • Salvador Perez not in lineup Sunday
    Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Drew Butera is catching. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:15 am
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  • Lucroy hits two-run home run on Saturday
    Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run home run in the first inning on Saturday and finished the game 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

    Advice: Lucroy is a prime candidate to be moved before next weekend's trade deadline. Today's game boosted his trade value a bit higher than it already was. His .301/.362/.494 slash stats with 13 homers and 50 RBI make him one of the top three catchers in fantasy baseball. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:30 pm
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  • Kurt Suzuki cleared of a concussion
    Kurt Suzuki was cleared of a concussion.

    Advice: Suzuki left Saturday's game against the Red Sox after taking a foul tip off his catcher's mask, but he escaped with a minor cut. Consider him day-to-day. Juan Centeno took over behind the plate for Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Cameron Rupp showing no concussion signs
    Cameron Rupp is showing no concussion symptoms.

    Advice: That's great news. Rupp was pulled from Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a 91 mph fastball from Tyler Glasnow off the side of his batting helmet. The 27-year-old catcher entered the day with an impressive .810 OPS and 10 home runs in 62 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:50 pm
  • Cameron Rupp leaves after HBP to helmet
    Cameron Rupp was pulled from Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.

    Advice: The 91 mph fastball from Pirates rookie Tyler Glasnow caught Rupp right in the ear hole. He'll probably be put through MLB's concussion protocol. Look for an update Saturday night or Sunday morning. Rupp was 0-for-1 in the game, after going 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI on Friday night. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:15 pm
  • Wieters (foot) hoping to return to lineup Mon
    Matt Wieters (foot) is hoping to return to the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Wieters has been out all week with a bruised foot. Caleb Joseph is doing the filling in at catcher. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:31 pm
  • Angels recall Carlos Perez from Triple-A
    Angels recalled C Carlos Perez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Perez was optioned to Triple-A earlier in the month when Geovany Soto returned from the disabled list, but is needed back due to the lack of catching depth. He was also stinging the ball at Triple-A, going 11-for-31 with five extra base hits since his demotion. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:23 pm
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  • Athletics place Vogt on family leave list
    Athletics placed C/1B Stephen Vogt on the family emergency medical leave list.

    Advice: Vogt has a family matter that he needs to tend to for a couple of days, so the Athletics brought up Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A to help handle the load behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:06 pm
  • Pirates recall Elias Diaz from Triple-A
    Pirates recalled C Elias Diaz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He'll provide depth behind the plate for the Bucs with Eric Fryer away on paternity leave. He doesn't hold any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:34 am
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  • Pirates place Eric Eryer on paternity leave
    Pirates placed C Eric Fryer on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Fryer's wife gave birth to twins on Saturday morning, so he certainly has his hands full for the next couple of days. Elias Diaz was recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:33 am
  • Russell Martin (knee) feeling better Saturday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Saturday that Russell Martin (knee) is feeling much better.

    Advice: Martin sat out Friday's game due to a minor knee injury. He's out again on Saturday, but that's a product of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey being on the hill for the Jays. Look for Martin to be back behind the dish for Sunday's series finale against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:51 am
  • Rupp homers, drives in three vs. Pirates
    Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Rupp got the Phillies on the board with a single in the sixth inning before adding a two-run homer for some insurance in the ninth. Expectations were modest coming into the year, but the 27-year-old quietly has 10 homers with an .810 OPS through 62 games. He’s gaining momentum in mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Erik Kratz elects free agency
    Erik Kratz has elected free agency.

    Advice: Kratz cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but he's decided to look for a gig elsewhere rather than accept a minor league assignment. He hit only .107 (6-for-56) with Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:03 pm
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  • Yasmani Grandal (illness) back in lineup
    Yasmani Grandal (illness) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Grandal was unavailable Thursday due to a stomach bug. He's catching and batting sixth against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:54 pm
  • Russell Martin (knee) to miss a couple days
    Russell Martin is not in Friday's lineup due to a minor knee injury.

    Advice: He's sit out Saturday, as well, although that was already going to happen with R.A. Dickey starting. Martin hurt his knee when he got lightheaded in a sauna and slipped and fell. Really. Josh Thole will catch Friday and Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Matt Wieters (foot) held out again on Friday
    Matt Wieters (foot) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Wieters hasn't played since being hit by a pitch in his foot on Monday. He's considered day-to-day. Caleb Joseph is again behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:07 pm
  • Yasmani Grandal battling stomach virus
    Yasmani Grandal was unavailable on Thursday due to a stomach virus.

    Advice: It's the same ailment that's kept Corey Seager out of action for three games. Whether either player is available to play on Friday in St. Louis remains to be seen. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 am
  • Lucroy getting planned day off Thursday
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Jonathan Lucroy is getting a planned day off Thursday.

    Advice: Trade speculation surfaced as soon as Thursday's lineup card was released, but Lucroy is staying put for now. Still, there's a good chance he's dealt by the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:26 pm
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  • Lucroy out of Brewers' lineup Thursday night
    Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Brewers' starting lineup Thursday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: Commence the trade speculation. Lucroy tallied three RBI and a stolen base on Wednesday night, but Martin Maldonado will get the nod at catcher Thursday. He is batting eighth versus Bucs lefty Francisco Liriano. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:57 pm
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  • Matt Wieters (foot) remains out Thursday
    Matt Wieters (foot) is sitting out Thursday.

    Advice: Wieters has been sidelined since taking a pitch off his foot Monday night. X-rays came up negative, but there's still some bruising and discomfort. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate and bat eighth Thursday afternoon against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 am
  • Lucroy drives in three runs and steals a bag
    Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs and added a stolen base as the Brewers beat the Pirates 9-5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: He drove in two runners with a single to left in the sixth inning, then hit a sacrifice fly to bring in an insurance run in the eighth inning. Lucroy's name is swirling in trade rumors but it hasn't been a distraction for the All Star catcher. He is batting .305/.362/.492 with 12 home runs in 311 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 pm
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  • Report: Indians shooting for Lucroy trade
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Indians are "in talks" for a potential Jonathan Lucroy trade.

    Advice: There are no details as to who the Indians might have to give up in return for Lucroy. As far as available catchers go, the 30-year-old backstop is about as reliable as they come. This season, he is slashing .305/.362/.494 with 12 homers and 45 RBI over the course of 308 at-bats. Lucroy has told FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman that he would like to play for a contender. At 55-38 and holding a seven-game lead in the AL Central, the Indians would fit that bill. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:18 pm
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  • Pirates activate, option catcher Elias Diaz
    Pirates activated C Elias Diaz from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Diaz is recovered from the May debridement procedure on his right elbow, but he's not needed right now in Pittsburgh with Francisco Cervelli (hand) returning to action this week and Eric Fryer backing him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:48 am
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  • Realmuto has two hits, stolen base vs. Phils
    J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in a win over the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Realmuto's average has gotten progressively better with each passing month -- an impressive feat given that the backstop hit .292 in April -- and he sits with a .360 batting average in the month of July after Tuesday's effort. The stolen base was his 10th of the year, to go with five home runs. The do-it-all catcher is hitting .316/.350/.419 with 26 RBI and 36 runs scored on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:55 pm
  • Grandal connects for 13th homer against Nats
    Yasmani Grandal hit his 13th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: The dong was Grandal's first since a three-homer game leading into the All-Star break. He's got 38 RBI and 22 runs scored to go with a disappointing .208/.321/.429 line on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:33 pm
  • Rivera drives in winning run to down Cubs
    Rene Rivera had three hits, including the game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning, as the Mets edged the Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rivera, getting a spot start behind the dish, had three of the Mets' eight hits on the evening, and his single in the ninth inning against Cubs closer Hector Rondon plated Neil Walker to give the Mets a decisive lead. A backup to Travis d'Arnaud, Rivera is hitting .217/.290/.337 overall. Tuesday's heroics are a nice feather in the cap for the 32-year-old. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Matt Wieters day-to-day with bruised foot
    X-rays turned up negative on Matt Wieters' foot.

    Advice: Wieters was sent for X-rays late Monday night after taking a pitch off his foot in the first inning of the Orioles' series opener against the Yankees. He still managed to catch the entire game, but Caleb Joseph will start in Wieters' place on Tuesday night versus New York. Wieters is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:59 pm
  • Pirates designate Kratz for assignment
    Pirates designated C Erik Kratz for assignment.

    Advice: Kratz gets the boot now that Francisco Cervelli is ready to return from the disabled list. The 36-year-old hit just .107 (6-for-56) during his month-long stay with Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:47 pm
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  • Matt Wieters headed for X-rays on foot
    Matt Wieters was sent for X-rays on his foot after Monday's game.

    Advice: Wieters was hit in the foot by a pitch in the first inning, but he dealt with the soreness and caught the entire game. The Orioles should provide an update on his status prior to Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Cashman thinks Schwarber could hit 50 HR
    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Yankees GM Brian Cashman covets Kyle Schwarber and believes he'd be a threat for 50 homers if he played at Yankee Stadium.

    Advice: The Cubs are in the market for a late-inning reliever and the Yankees have a surplus of those with Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman both being floated as trade options. Cashman obviously has his sights set on Schwarber, but the Cubs have so far shown no interest in trading him, particularly for a rental like Chapman. Schwarber tore both his LCL and MCL in an outfield collision earlier this season. He's expected to be ready for Opening Day next year. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 9:57 am
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